NTT Communications, Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Cyan Inc. (NYSE: CYNI) are collaborating to provide 100G IP connectivity to NANOG 61, taking place in Bellevue, WA, June 2–4. The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), an association for Internet engineering and architecture professionals that focuses on the technologies and systems that make the Internet function, hosts NANOG meetings across North America three times per year.
The 100G fiber-optic network connects the NANOG 61 venue (the Hyatt Regency Bellevue) to NTT Com’s point of presence (PoP) at the Westin Building in Seattle, the region’s largest data center and network interconnection hub.
"We are very excited to offer NANOG 61 attendees the largest amount of bandwidth capacity to ever be delivered to one of NANOG's largest and well-attended events," said Betty Burke, NANOG executive director. "This milestone highlights the deployment of next-generation services and applications and raises the bar for future events."
The 100G connection is enabled by Cisco ASR 9900 and 9904 routers and powered by Cisco’s IOS XR Network Operating System, as well as Cyan’s Z-Series packet-optical transport platform in combination with Cyan’s Blue Planet software defined networking (SDN) platform. Cyan’s hardware and software and Cisco routers seamlessly integrate with NTT Com’s backbone and automated provisioning of 10G and 100G connections on NTT Com’s SDN platform, the collaborators say.
The 100G deployment for NANOG represents yet another step in a multi-year collaboration between NTT Com and Cyan in SDN services automation, including the development of an open application programming interface (API) designed to drive the rapid provisioning of optical wave services (OWS). This joint development enables NTT Com’s existing operations support systems (OSS) provisioning tools to interact with Cyan’s Blue Planet, ensuring the rapid and automated provisioning of 10-Gbps wavelengths across NTT Com’s global IP network.
"NTT Com is proud to be the connectivity provider of NANOG 61," said Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of NTT Communications’ Global IP Network at NTT America. "With fiber directly connected to our Seattle PoP, this ultra-high speed network is a milestone in NANOG’s 20-year history and will ensure that all attendees benefit from a fast, high-quality network experience."
The 100G connectivity is facilitated by dark fiber provisioned by Comcast and Spectrum Networks.
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